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Fight Against COVID: Helpline & Guide For Mumbai District

By Priya Mewada +2 more

With the current death toll in Maharashtra having crossed 61,000 and the existing cases of COVID-19 in the state being more than 40 lakhs, the entire state has declared a ‘Break-the-chain’ initiative. Let’s take a look at some of the key points of contact for the people of Mumbai during these dire times.


The state of Maharashtra has designated several hospitals and treatment facilities to help patients affected with COVID-19 in Mumbai and most of these have a decent rate of bed availability as well. Here’s a list of all such hospitals in Mumbai:

  • The Bombay Hospital 
  • Reliance Foundation Hospital 
  • Bhatia Hospital 
  • Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre
  • Wockhardt Hospital

Vaccination Centres

The Government of Maharashtra has assigned several public hospitals as designated COVID-19 vaccination centres. A list of some of the government, as well as private vaccination centres with the best medical facilities in Mumbai, are given below:

  • Apex Hospitals
  • Apex Multispeciality Hospitals
  • Ashtvinayak Hospital & Super Speciality Hospital
  • Asian Institute of Medical Science
  • Balaji Hospital
  • MPCT Hospital
  • Sapana Health Care Centre
  • Life Line Multi Speciality Hospital
  • Mallika Hospital
  • Niramaya Hospital

Plasma Donors

Some of the key organisations that are currently providing donors for plasma therapy and facilitating direct contact of the families of patients with donors, are Team SOS, Dhoondh, PlasmaDonor.in, PINT, PlasmaLine.in, GiveRed.in, SimplyBlood.com, CityDonors.com and NDTV Plasma Drive.

Remdesivir Availability

The availability of this crucial medicine that is being used in the treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19 has been tough, to say the least. Due to the massive surge in COVID-19 cases in the state, there are only a few medicine distributors who have the availability of Remdesivir in their stock. Some of these distributors can be contacted by phone:

  • A.N. Pharma – 9028088463
  • Ator Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. – 02228662979/02228662978
  • Aurobindo Drugs – 08663202242
  • Anil Medical Stores – 9890053040
  • Apex Pharma – 07232250317, 25

Lab Testing By Pincodes

  • Thyrocare Technologies Limited, Navi Mumbai – Pin Code: 400703
  • Suburban Diagnostics (India) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai – Pin Code: 400053
  • Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital And Research Centre, Mumbai – Pin Code: 400004
  • Metropolis Healthcare Ltd., Mumbai – Pin Code: 400016
  • Kasturba Hospital For Infectious Diseases, Mumbai – Pin Code: 400034

Travel Information

Due to the rising COVID-19 cases, the use of public transportation will be limited to medical staff and government employees only, while people visiting other districts and cities are being marked and compelled to undergo a 14 day home quarantine.

Lockdown/Movement Restrictions

Coming to the recent lockdown and movement restrictions imposed by the Government of Maharashtra, the Mumbai Police have initiated an ingenious system of colour-coded stickers to put on vehicles who are travelling for essential services. The red colour sticker is to be used by all those who are travelling to the hospital or for any other health emergency. The yellow sticker is to be used for any other essential services, while the green colour sticker is to be used for travelling to the grocery store or delivering food items.

Ambulance Numbers

Many government and private agencies are providing transportation facilities to hospitals in case of emergencies and the people of Mumbai can avail of these ambulance services by contacting the providers given below:

  • IITB and IIM – 8899889952
  • Sidhivinayak Lifeline – 9867722431
  • Air Ambulance Gurpreet Singh – 787911911
  • Mumbai Heart Brigade, BMC – 02223079643
  • Sadguru Ambulance – 9820356252/9820356230/8652068522


The chart given below contains the contact numbers of doctors who have taken up the initiative of telephonic guidance during different times of the day.

Name of DoctorContact NumberTime of Consultation
Dr Tushar Shah93214699118 am to 12 pm
Dr M Bhatt93204070748 am to 12 pm
Dr D Doshi98202379518 am to 12 pm
Dr G Kamath913657540512 pm to 4 pm
Dr S Manglik982022238412 pm to 4 pm
Dr J Jain702109268512 pm to 4 pm
Dr N Zaveri93214897484 pm to 8 pm
Dr S Ansari70457202784 pm to 8 pm
Dr L Kedia93214705604 pm to 8 pm
Dr N Kuma81046055508 pm to 11 pm
Dr P Bhargav98338876038 pm to 11 pm
Dr R Chauhan98921350108 pm to 11 pm

Psychologists’ Helpline 

Since the lockdown began in March 2020 and officially ended around June to July 2020, people have been forced indoors and this has resulted in the development of several mental health issues. The BMC has taken a bold step by providing a mental health helpline number (which is: 1800 120 820 050) to such people. 

Helpline Numbers

The Maharashtra Government as well as several local municipal bodies have undertaken the initiative to provide consultation and relief to the people with the help of several helpline numbers that are currently active across the state.

  • 02026127394 – Central helpline number for COVID-19 in Maharashtra
  • 02222664232 – Maharashtra COVID Helpline number
  • 02226556799/02226556806 – Mumbai Suburban Areas COVID Helpline number
  • 02247085085 – Bombay Municipal Corporation
  • 9879508404/9653330712 – Bombay Municipal Corporation
  • 9992999929 – Bombay Municipal Corporation
  • 1916 – For any other emergencies related to COVID-19

Govt. Notifications & News

The Government of Maharashtra has announced a technical lockdown except for public transport and essential services from 22nd April to 1st May 2021. Moreover, similar curbs have also been placed on both public and private offices within Maharashtra till 1st May 2021 as a response to the rising cases of COVID-19 within the state.

With this information at hand, you will be better equipped to deal with any COVID-related emergency. Stay safe and take necessary precautionary measures.

Remember to knock out every obstacle that comes in the way of keeping you healthy.

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